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Join us: Crisis to Conversation, 14th May

Join us: Crisis to Conversation, 14th May

Mental Health Awareness Week 13 – 19 May It’s nearly here! Join us on 14th May, 17:00 – 19:00 to explore Crisis to Conversation supporting mental health in the workplace

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I’m fine, are you?

Big thanks for these thoughts from guest blogger and associate, Dr Linda Craig, author of Everyday Mental Health:   Feelings. They’re everywhere. All the time. But how often do we

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It’s Burn’s Night – Don’t be a Chelsie

It’s Burn’s Night – Chelsie’s back!  “O wad some Power the giftie gie us, to see oursels as ithers see us!”  Robert Burns Translated as: If only Chelsie could see hersel’

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Don’t be a Chelsie – Happy Christmas

An important Christmas message from Headtorch – don’t be a Chelsie!

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Personnel Today: Managing Mental Health

Great article in Personnel Today from Amy McDonald, Founder & CEO of Headtorch: Economic uncertainty can have a huge effect on employees’ mental health, whether they are an EU national

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Work’s Mental 15th November 2018 – Speakers Announced

The mental health at work conference announces an amazing line up of speakers. Don’t miss this one, it’s going to be a cracker! Dr Alys Cole-King Consultant Liaison Psychiatrist 4

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Work’s Mental Conference – Save the date

Energising Mental Health at Work SAVE THE DATE brought to you by Headtorch and Professor Frank Pollick, psychology department, the University of Glasgow  Work’s Mental 2018, the conference you’ve all

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The Unexpected Life Coach

I thought to myself, ‘call Karen, she’ll know what I should do’. I have thought this phrase so many times over the past 17 years I’ve lost count.  Karen is

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Dear Job,

Angie Strachan has written a letter…. “This poem,” Angie says, “is written as an alternative resignation letter, (although I would not recommend that it is used as a template!)  It

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Conversation about mental health at work? Learn to SEW

When it comes to having a conversation, if you’re concerned about someone’s mental health and well-being, it’s about knowing how to SEW. Lots of people avoid having a conversation if

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Dr Linda Craig: On Self-harm
TW #triggerwarning This blog contains discussion of sensitive issues. Each year in early March, mental health organisations around the United Kingdom work to promote awareness of self-harm and reduce the stigma around it that can prevent individuals seeking support. Self-harm is a broad term which refers to a person deliberately causing harm or injury to […]

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Take 5 sugars in your coffee!
I used to give myself ‘eating rules’ – ‘Only fruit for lunch!’  ‘One sweet thing per day!’  ‘…and not before 4 o’clock!’  Both bulimia and anorexia played their parts. I saw a doctor, an unforgettable experience.  “How much are you eating? How often are you eating? Do you take sugar in your coffee?” “No,” I […]

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Dr Linda Craig: On Eating Disorders
The first week of March is Eating Disorders Awareness Week. Perhaps apt timing as mental health services across the United Kingdom are reporting a higher rate and severity of Eating Disorder referrals than ever before. Eating Disorders provoke a great deal of anxiety. For sufferers. For loved ones. For services. If you are concerned that […]

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I’m listening
There’s nothing we like better than knowing that we’ve been heard and understood, especially when we’re struggling with the day to day, perhaps with stress or mental health issues. Active listening is what’s needed on  Time to Talk Day (4th Feb) and every other  day.  Active listening is listening to hear, it’s about taking in the whole person. It’s hearing […]

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Give Monday a chance
What we think affects how we feel.  We think sad, we feel sad. With this in mind, who’s bright idea was it to name the third Monday of the month Blue Monday? It’s not helpful. Especially this year. It’s particularly unhelpful, when you realise that there’s no scientific evidence behind it being the most depressing […]

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